Why Reading Inspirational Quotes Can Inspire You

By The Spiritual Explorer | Published 16 March, 2017

Quote from Ma Jaya

There is nothing like a good inspirational quote to soothe your mind, freshen your soul or enliven your mood. There are a multitude of books that intrigue us with their pithy statements and aphorisms. When all else fails—meaning that when absorption in work, taking a dream vacation, meeting the boyfriend of your dreams or scarfing down a hot fudge sundae doesn’t work to inspire you– pick up one of myriad tiny books of inspirational quotes. You will for sure read something that will alter your thinking in such a way to either lift your spirits or make you contemplative.

Sacred Texts Holding Inspirational Quotes

Notwithstanding the Bible, Koran, Torah, Ramayana, or any of our so-called holy books, where reading scriptures of some sort can relax a troubled soul, there are many men and women of wisdom who have delved into inspiration and are able to share it with others. They are fortunate to have distilled their life experiences into a jewel of inspirational wisdom.

How to be the purveyor of inspirational quotes

Some of us might ask how does one become a purveyor of inspirational quotes that render wisdom. This request usually comes at a time when you no longer look towards that best friend or relative who always seemed to give you the “word.” Suddenly you are not looking for mere consolation; you are looking for that peaceful wisdom that comes from the depth of one’s soul. Mere pithy aphorisms no longer make the grade. You are searching for wisdom, and an inspirational quote that suddenly consoles the troubled or scattered mind.

Noteworthy figures that give us inspirational quotes

We are truly lucky to live in this age where wise prophet like people abound in popular form, to-wit: Eckert Tolle, Oprah Winfrey, Thich Nat Hanh, the Daily Lama, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson, to name a few who have shared their wisdom with us countless times. We certainly do not lack for wisdom. While these noteworthy figures have indeed inspired us, and multitudes are drawn to them, there are so many others through the ages that make us ponder and enrich us.

Choosing Inspirational Quotes for your Perusal

I choose a few of the myriad wisdom statements that have inspired me. You need only look up inspirational quotes on your computer. You will be sure to find quotes that stop the meanderings of your mind and embrace it so that it turns in a different direction.

Inspirational quotes:

Take any one of these inspirational quotes, digest it into your heart and soul and allow it to transform you.

Helen Keller:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart

Jackson Brown:

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

Joseph Campbell:

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Walt Whitman:

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, and pain. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Thomas Jefferson:

I don’t consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati:

When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.

George Santayana:

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

Bruce Springsteen:

The past is never the past. It is always present. And you better reckon with it in your life and in your daily experience, or it will get you. It will get you really bad.

Norman Vincent Peale:

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Nelson Mandela:

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.

P.T. Barnum:

Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.

I choose quotes from from the spectrum of wisdom. Thus you see how much wisdom emanates from a person who not only lives an exemplary life, but also manages to distill the experience into a wisdom jewel.

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